Optimizing the Contribution of Design to Innovation Performance in Indian SMEs - What roles for Culture, Tradition, Policy and Skills?

Bolton, S. and Green, Lawrence and Kothari, B. (2017) Optimizing the Contribution of Design to Innovation Performance in Indian SMEs - What roles for Culture, Tradition, Policy and Skills? South Asian Popular Culture, 14 (3). pp. 199-217.

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Abstract

This paper examines the historic growth and development of the
design sector in India, and evaluates the potential of the industry to
contribute to innovation performance as the country’s manufacturing
sector continues its expansion via a comparative analysis of design
policies in advanced economies and those in India, and an evaluation
of the performance of design promotional initiatives, the paper
identifies lessons that might be incorporated sensitively into the
future elaboration of Indian design policy. The paper concludes
that design inputs can contribute to both social and economic
development (and to innovation performance in both traditional
craft and hi-tech manufacturing). However, it also argues that policy
to support intelligent growth, diffusion and take-up of design must
be attuned to both qualitative issues of culture, diversity and tradition,
and to ‘harder’ issues of location, infrastructure, skills, investment and
demand.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Lawrence Green
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 14:07
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 14:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5319

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